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Women and Men in Management



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This bestselling book provides a comprehensive survey and review of the literature on gender and organizations. Referencing the most recent employment and research data, the book includes a revised introductory chapter that situates the book in the context of workplace issues in the first decade of the 21 st century. Topics include employment decisions, work teams, leadership, sexual harassment, workplace romance, career development, and work and family. In a final chapter, Gary N. Powell provides specific research-based strategies for both the individual and the organization to promote an organizational culture of nondiscrimination, diversity, and inclusion.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Sex, Gender, and Workp. 1
On the Psychology of Sexp. 1
Sex Versus Genderp. 4
Dimensions of Diversityp. 5
Watching Out for Biasesp. 7
Organization of the Bookp. 9
Yesterday and Todayp. 14
Girl Power at School, but Not at the Officep. 14
The 20th Century: A Century of Changep. 15
The First Halfp. 15
The Second Halfp. 17
A Snapshot of the Presentp. 24
The Sex Segregation of Occupationsp. 26
The Sex Gap in Earningsp. 30
Looking forwardp. 33
Becoming Women and Menp. 38
Boys Mow Lawns, Girls Do Dishesp. 38
Sex Differencesp. 40
Children's Interests and Activitiesp. 40
Adults' Social Behaviorp. 44
Gender Stereotypesp. 45
Gender Identityp. 47
Sexismp. 50
Nature and Nurturep. 52
Gender Socializationp. 54
Parentsp. 54
Schoolsp. 57
The Mass Mediap. 59
Beyond Gender Stereotype and Rolesp. 62
Limitations of Gender Stereotypesp. 62
Limitations of Gender Rolesp. 63
What's Next?p. 64
Making Employment Decisionsp. 74
Out of Sight Keeps Women in Mindp. 74
Self-Selection Decisionsp. 75
Reactions to Jobsp. 76
Reactions to Organizationsp. 79
Job Search Behaviorp. 81
Selection Decisionsp. 84
How and When Does Sex Discrimination Occur?p. 84
Who Discriminates Against Whom?p. 88
Improving Employment Decisionsp. 91
Improving Self-Selection Decisionsp. 91
Improving Selection Decisionsp. 93
Working in Diverse Teamsp. 103
Lehman Brothers and Sistersp. 103
Sex Effectsp. 104
Sex Similarity Effectsp. 106
Sex Diversity Effectsp. 109
The Importance of Situational Factorsp. 110
Making Mixed-Sex Teams Workp. 114
Proactive Organizations and Team Leadersp. 116
Responsible Team Membersp. 118
Leading Peoplep. 126
The Gender and Leadership Warsp. 126
Leader Preferencesp. 129
Leader Stereotypesp. 130
Attitudes Toward Women as Leadersp. 134
Leader Behavior and Effectivenessp. 136
Theories of Leadershipp. 136
Gender Stereotypes and Leadership Theoriesp. 139
Sex Differencesp. 140
Promoting Effective Leadershipp. 143
Dealing With Sexuality in the Workplacep. 151
Touching Me, Touching You-at Workp. 151
Sexual Harassmentp. 153
Definitionsp. 153
Explanationsp. 156
Experiencesp. 159
Workplace Romancep. 161
Causesp. 161
Dynamicsp. 163
Consequencesp. 165
Addressing the Intersection of Sexuality and Workp. 168
Sexual Harassmentp. 168
Workplace Romancep. 172
Managing the Work-Family Interfacep. 180
Jennifer's Storyp. 180
We Are Familyp. 183
A Juggling Actp. 186
Work and Family as Enemiesp. 187
Work and Family as Alliesp. 189
Work and Family as Segmented or Integratedp. 191
The Meaning of Successp. 192
Work-Family Decisionsp. 195
Decision About Whether to Work Part-Time or Full-Timep. 195
Decision About Whether to Start a Businessp. 196
Decision About Number of Hours to Devote to Job or Businessp. 197
Decision About Whether to Have a Voluntary Employment Gapp. 197
Decision About Whether to Quit a Jobp. 198
Being Family-Friendlyp. 199
Family-Friendly Initiativesp. 199
Family-Friendly Culturep. 202
Balancing Work and Familyp. 203
The Rest of Jennifer's Storyp. 206
Promoting Nondiscrimination, Diversity, and Inclusionp. 213
We Love Diversityp. 213
Legal Requirementsp. 215
Refraining From Discriminationp. 215
Taking Affirmative Actionp. 220
Business Imperativesp. 221
Why Promote Diversity?p. 222
Why Promote Inclusion?p. 224
Organizational Actionsp. 226
Setting and Communicating Goalsp. 227
Identifying and Rewarding the Right Behaviorp. 229
Stimulating Employee Involvementp. 231
Educating Employeesp. 233
Implementing Cultural Changep. 235
Conclusions for the Bookp. 236
Indexp. 241
About the Authorp. 249
About the Contributorp. 251
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